Drunk Elephant: is it worth the hype?

Drunk Elephant is one of the biggest beauty/skincare brands at the moment and after seeing countless posts on Instagram, I decided to try.

Drunk Elephant's brand Philosophy is "clinically-effective, biocompatible skincare formulated with both cutting-edge synthetic and natural ingredients; and without the ubiquitous “toxins”, sensitizers and irritants, such as the disruptive essential oils, that block the pathway to healthy skin" (click to read more from their website!) Therefore, Drunk Elephant's products are suitable for all skin types because they do not use any of the "suspicious 6" = Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Screens, Fragrance/Dyes and SLS.

Drunk Elephant is only sold in stores at Sephora or directly on their website which I linked above! I must admit I am a sucker for a non-toxic, clean, natural (actually natural), skincare line and when I saw how cute Drunk Elephant’s packaging is, I had to try!

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The skincare line ranges from a Lippe Balm ($18), all the way to the popular instagram product the TLC Sukari Babyfacial ($80). Drunk Elephant is def one of the most expensive of the trendy skincare lines, so it is nice that they have minis/travel sizes to try before you buy! I love sample or travel size products because they give me time to actually see if I like the product before spending money. Drunk Elephant has multiple trial size packages ranging from $18 to 40$ that include minis of the different products.

Now to the review...

It was just recently my birthday and I saw that Sephora’s May birthday gift happened to be a cleanser and moisturizer from Drunk Elephant (YAY). The birthday beauty insider gift came with 1 fl oz of the Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser and .5 fl oz of the Protini Polypeptide Cream.

My first impression of these products was how adorable and simple the packaging is. The products have a white base with a different pastel colored top which I love.

My thoughts....

Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser

The cleanser claims to "dissolve and purify" which I would say is very true of the product. I used the jelly cleanser multiple times now and it works well to remove makeup and cleanse the skin. I have yet to use it when taking off a full face of makeup, but I usually use a makeup wipe then cleanse. It has a really nice soft scent of cantaloupe and the main base is glycerin. In my almost week of using this cleanser I can say that it did not irritate or breakout my skin and I also noticed less redness in places that are usually problem areas for me.

Would I purchase? I think it is too soon to tell, but this cleanser is def in the running to be my next after I finish up my bottle of Skin Ceuticals cleanser. The normal size bottle of the jelly cleanser is $32 so I want to be sure I really love the product before I commit! I will keep you all updated on my decision.

Protini Polypeptide Cream

My fav of the two products!! I used to use Cetaphil lotion on my face as a nightcream and found that it totally clogged my pores and made my face SUPER oily. Since then I just do a tiny bit of my oil-free trader joes moisturizer after I cleanse and tone at night. I have been looking for a good moisturizer that can be used in the day and night. I cannot say enough good things about this protein face cream. It is the perfect consistency, not too thin or thick, and has 0 scent. It feels so light, but sinks into my skin to keep me feeling moisturized all day. The proteins in this moisturizer help to erase fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and has helped with my acne scars. I have been using it more as a night cream, but when I have used it during the day I love it. There is no SPF in this, but I like having a SPF free moisturizer that can serve as a day or night cream. The only downside of this product is the price, $68 for the normal size. I am going to use up my sample jar of this and maybe bite the bullet and buy the full thing once I run out.

So yes, it is worth the hype. Look how cute my little birthday set is below!! Let us know any other new trendy makeup/skincare brands you want us to review, so you don't have to do any work.

Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ⁣

I have always wanted to try out a face oil, but didn’t want one that would leave a greasy film over my skin. This oil is totally pure: no chemicals, fragrances, alcohols, or silicones. Basically, it has none of the bad stuff and all of the good stuff. It helps to moisturize skin as well as reduce wrinkles, fine lines, redness, and blotchiness. And it’s good for ALL skin types. My favorite part is that it doesn’t feel greasy or oily on the skin. I use it in the morning and I feel like my skin looks and feels so much better, it really makes it glow. ⁣ ⁣ It’s so important to use products without toxins in them, especially for your skin. Their products can be a bit pricey (for this oil I bought the 15ml for $40), but I would rather pay more for a product that I know is healthy to use. ⁣

My overall takeaway of Drunk Elephant is that the price is worth the product. The high quality ingredients and lack of the suspicious 6 is extremely hard to find in skincare line. I think when it comes to splurging on skincare, this brand is def worth it. I would say the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ⁣ and Protini Polypeptide Cream are my two favorite products that I tried! It is so difficult to find a high quality facial oil that does not make me feel greasy or break me out, same with a moisturizer. While I do love the Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser , it is a product that I could save my money on and buy a less expensive cleanser. When it comes to cleansers, I have found that the simpler the better. If you want to splurge on a $30 cleaner then I totally recommend this one, but if you are looking to save there are other options that are just as good. My honest advice would be to buy one of the travel size kits or go into Sephora and ask for a sample of the product to try for a few days before you buy. Make sure to click our links to check out the products for yourself! ⁣




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